Driver crashes twice within an hour

A Niagara Regional Police cruiser sits near where a car flipped on its side on Yager Rd. in Port Colborne.

A Niagara Regional Police cruiser sits near where a car flipped on its side on Yager Rd. in Port Colborne.

A female driver wasn’t having a great day Sunday, as she crashed her car twice within the span of an hour in Port Colborne.
Niagara Regional Police, Niagara EMS paramedics and Port Colborne Fire and Emergency Services were first called to the area of Mellanby Ave. and Killaly St. West at 3:20 p.m. for the report of a single-vehicle crash.
Firefighters found a car in a ditch on the west side of Killaly St. West, just south of the fire hall.
The female driver, from Port Colborne, was not injured in that incident, and her car was pulled from the ditch by a tow truck.
Roughly an hour later, all three services were called to Yager Rd. and Forkes Rd. East for the report of a rollover.
Once on scene, they found a car resting on the driver’s side part way into a field on the east side of Yager Rd., south of Forkes Rd.
Police and firefighters learned it was the same female driver from earlier in the day.
It was uncertain if she suffered any injuries in the crash, but paramedics transported her to Welland hospital as a precaution.
Fire Chief Tom Cartwright said it was the first time he encountered a driver crashing twice in the same day, within an hour.
There was no word on whether any charges would be laid as police were investigating the Yager Rd. crash.